Sydney v Central Coast Mariners Betting Tips: 1 HT/FT, 2019-01-04

International Football Tips

Friday 4th January 2019
Kickoff: 1950hrs
Pick: Sydney HT/FT
Bookmaker: Bet Victor
Odds: 1.85 (odds taken at 07:44 GMT, 03 Jan 2019)

There’s just the single game will be played in the Australian top flight on Friday night but it concerns third placed Sydney FC taking on bottom club Central Coast Mariners as the betting tips continue.

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Sydney FC Prediction

Sydney will be keen to steal a march on their rivals near the top of the A-League ahead of this weekend’s action as the hosts trail league leaders Perth Glory by three points but a win on Friday night could see them move at least level, if not on top of the division.

The hosts come into this encounter in pretty good nick as they’ve registered four wins from their last five matches overall which includes wins against Central Coast (away), local rivals Western Sydney Wanderers, along with additional wins over Perth Glory and Brisbane Roar.

Sydney’s resurgence of form is in no small way connected with their leading goalscorer Adam le Fondre (9 goals) who has notched in 7 of his last 10 matches. le Fondre is a proven goalscorer at Championship level in England and is once again banging in the goals for his new club as expected.

Sydney will also want to improve their home record which stands at 2-0-2 6/6, but having won four of the last six meetings against Central Coast, the hosts will be confident of grabbing the points here.

Central Coast Mariners Prediction

Central Coast Mariners sit rock bottom of the A-League having gained just two points all season to date which was thanks to back-to-back 1-1 stalemates against Brisbane Roar and Melbourne City, but the visitors have since slumped in alarming fashion.

The Mariners have lost their last eight league matches on the trot as they make their way down the east coast to face an in-form Sydney side in their own backyard at the WIN Jubilee Oval, and with a poor away record of 0-1-4 4/12 on their travels so far, it doesn’t look promising for the visitors ahead of this clash.

Central Coast have lost their last four matches on the road with defeats at Melbourne Victory, Perth Glory, Western Sydney Wanderers and Wellington Phoenix which has seen the visitors score just 3 goals but conceded 11 in reply.

The visitors have a woeful away record in the A-League in recent times as they’ve registered just one win from their last 23 matches on their travels.

Betting Tips Verdict

Sydney have hit form in recent weeks with le Fondre to the fore, while Central Coast continue to disappoint away from home. Should be an easy win for Sydney.